Oct 14, 2010

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Our Little Miracle

Our Little Miracle

A month ago our son was born. My husband and I had been trying to have a second child for some time– years, in fact, and a month ago, our dreams came true.

I have written about how, following the news that I was pregnant, I became nervous. Our daughter was hospitalized unexpectedly after her birth, and as a result, the beginning of her life was more fraught than we would have hoped. The memories of this difficulty, and fears of others, made me worry about the new child I was carrying and what could possibly go wrong. I wasn’t proud of this way of thinking, but I also wasn’t sure how to shut it off. I felt like my lack of worry during my first pregnancy had left me open to being blindsided when there was difficulty, and I felt on some level that maybe worrying could protect me.

On another level, I knew this was irrational thinking. I knew that worry doesn’t bring good things into your life, and instead puts your energy on what you don’t want– which can, in turn, bring with it more of what you don’t want. So I searched for a way to let myself relax and enjoy my pregnancy, a way to focus on the positive and to revel in this long-awaited news.

Then I happened upon the book Miracles, by Stuart Wilde. This proved to be exactly what I needed to turn my perspective around and focus on the positive outcome that I wanted. The book describes a process that can be used to create miracles in one’s own life by following what it describes as the Universal Law: 1) deep within all humans lies an immense power, and 2) the power is impartial and unemotional. Miracles asserts that the Universal Law is pure energy that “accepts whatever thoughts, feelings, and actions you project and reflects them back to you unemotionally in the form of the events that you experience day to day.” Because the Law is unemotional, it will give you anything you draw to yourself with your beliefs. As a result, your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are keys to understanding what you’re drawing to yourself.

One of the key steps in this process of drawing miracles to oneself is establishing within yourself the feeling that the miracle you wish for has already come to pass. Therefore, I had to turn around my worries about my unborn child’s well-being and establish a feeling within myself that my child was already all the things I wanted him to be: healthy and happy. The idea that such thinking could affect my reality positively gave me a huge incentive to adopt it. And, miraculously, focusing on the thought that my child was already healthy and happy helped me to relax and enjoy my pregnancy.

The book explains that doubt only confuses the power of Universal Law– it sends mixed signals to the Universe, which then can send back mixed results. Therefore, Wilde suggests that we must decide not to accept any energy that is counter to our goals. If doubt creeps in, we have to work to relinquish it, lest it fester and hamper our goals. This was a strong incentive for me to work to let my doubt and concerns go when they crept in. Otherwise, I might have entertained my doubt longer, letting it fester and grow. Instead, I took to heart what the book suggested: “It’s important to avoid fretting; center on the feeling that in some way, somehow, the Universal Law will not let you down, because everything in the Universe is energy.”

I read this book and focused on its specific exercises (including making a list of the miracles you wish for and focusing on affirmations) each night before I went to bed. It calmed me to recite to myself that my baby was healthy and happy and helped me go to sleep without concerns on my mind. The calming effect the book had on me was worth its weight in gold.

But then a month ago our miracle was born, healthy and happy (he even started smiling while looking in our eyes at the age of a week and a half– an early sign that the miracle had taken hold). A cynic could easily say that the book had nothing to do with my son’s health or happiness. And I’d even accept that. But I know without question that Miracles helped me focus on the outcome I desired, rather than worrying about everything that could go wrong. And, in so doing, the book had a profound impact on my own health and happiness. How could this not help the child that was growing inside of me at the time? Whatever brought it my way, a miracle came into my life a month ago, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

I highly recommend Miracles. Who knows what miracles it could help draw into your life? Why not check it out and see?

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